Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pallet project #2 - The Gate

I was inspired by  She is an incredible artist with such creative ideas.  She paints beautiful phrases, Scripture verses,and family names on wood.  This is my version.

This is how I did it.

1. Remove 1x4 off of pallets.
2. Cut the wood with a table saw to the size I wanted.
3. Nail all the boards to 2 1x4 so it is one solid piece
4. Sand the edges and boards 
5. Stain the boards with Golden Oak stain
5. Chose the size and fonts you like best and print the Scripture verse or phrase on paper 
6. Lay the paper on the wood. Using a pencil, trace the outline of each letter and it will leave an  indentation in the wood
7. Lift up the paper and paint on the words
8. Buy two gate hinges at Lowe's for $8 and screw them unto the board

Hanging the gate - 
1. Find a stud in the wall and screw a cut 2x4 in the wall.  Screw the gate into the cut 2x4.
2. Sit back and enjoy how crafty you are!

Stay tuned to Pallet project #3

Happy Summer,


Friday, July 20, 2012

Magic makeover on and old shirt

  I bought this shirt at Goodwill for $3.  Thought I loved it, but after wearing it I realized it had some major problems.
#1 Sleeves too long  
#2 -material to tight on my tummy.  No matter how much I sucked didn't look cute.

Please excuse my freezy hair.  It was a long day with my kids ...

So I got to thinking....maybe I will cut the sleeves and bunch up the sides.

I cut off about 6 inches and did a basic hem around the sleeve.

Then I added some elastic to the sides.  I sewed the elastic in place, and then pulled the elastic tight as I went down the shirt.  When you release the elastic, the material will be bunched up.

In just 15 minutes, I had a new shirt that I really do love.

Happy sewing!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pallet Shelves

Pallets,pallets, see so many ideas on Pinterest about pallets.
 I love them and have had so much fun using them for inside and outside of my home. Probably because there are free!  My easiest project was pallet shelves.

1. Cut your pallet into thirds. Depending on the size of your pallet, you may only want to cut it into 2 pieces.  A circular works best, but you can use a sawsall, jigsaw, or hand saw.

You are almost done!  I stinkin' easy.
2. Screw on a piece of 1x4 unto the bottom of the shelf.

Whala!  A great rustic shelf.  You can leave it rustic like I did, or paint or stain it.  So easy and free.

 3. To mount, find the studs in the wall and screw your shelves right to the wall.
4. Fill in the shelves with frames, artwork, old books, floral arrangements, etc..  Try to use lots of textures and color.

Stay tuned for my next pallet reveal.....

Happy Summer ,